Find information about Credit/Debit and Prepaid cards starting from BIN number 402738.

402738 BIN/IIN number is issued by Banco Hsbc Salvadoreno, S.A. and it's a Visa card and the country of issuing bank is El Salvador.

402738 BIN
BIN/IIN 402738
Brand Visa
Type Debit
Category Electron
Bank Banco Hsbc Salvadoreno, S.A.
Bank URL --
Country El Salvador
Country Short SV
Latitude 13.794185
Longitude -88.89653

What is a BIN Number?

The first 6 digit of a card is known as BIN Number. BIN stands for Bank Identification Number. It's a 6 digit code which identifies the financial institution that issued the Card to the card holder. It also referred as IIN (Issuer Identification Number). BIN can be used to identify issuing financial institution of a Credit Card, Debit Card, Prepaid Card and rewards Card.

Credit & Debit Card Number Format

As per ISO/IEC 7812, the length of Credit & Debit Card number can be upto 19 digits.


  • P - Major industry Identifier

  • Q - Issuing Financial Institution identifier

  • R - Account Identifier up to 12 digits

  • S - Checksum to validate Card Number.

Where PQQQQQ combined are known as BIN number or IIN code.

Uses of BIN Number

  1. It is commonly used by merchants to identify the card type and issuing bank of the Credit Card.

  2. It also helps in preventing Fraud. In case the Billing Address and the issuing country of the card is different, it may be a fraudulent transaction. With BIN search they can easily identify such transactions.